They're shocked, they're frightened, they're alone. The point is proved by the many examples of ordeals and horror Ellie and her friends faced In thew Tomorrow When The War Began John Marsden With reference to John Marden's Tomorrow When The War Began, discuss the ways in which particular issues, themes, or attitudes are conveyed via the medium of the literary text.
John Marsden's Tomorrow when the war began is a gripping work of fiction.
This is exactly what John Marsden, the author, tried to make clear in the novel.
The novel is about 7 teenagers that were forced to live in the bush because of the invaders that took over their country.
Things take a turn for the worst when upon arriving home, Ellie's house is deserted.
Her fears are realized when she finds the working dogs dead, still chained to their kennels and the power and phone cut off.Seeing the situation at her house, Ellie suggests they go to Homer's house down the road.On finding that house deserted, some hard truths have to be confronted and plans have to be made.One task that the 7 teenagers did that showed great courage, is when they went into the town and all of the enemy soldiers were patrolling the streets.They needed to go into town to save their friend named Lee after he got shot and get him to his parents shop so they could heal him.When the war began, Ellie was mentally In the novel, Tomorrow when the war began, by John Marsden, there are seven main teenaged characters.One of the character, Homer Yannos, used to be a wild and crazy teenager. “The guy who wasn’t even trusted to hand out textbooks at school” (, p101).As they return they discover to their of the Flies, it has led them to destruction of themselves and their friendships.As for the morality of war, it is impacting on both of them greatly but for different reasons: the characters in Tomorrow, When the War Began take it more easily because it's more about survival, whereas, Lord of the Flies focuses on hatred and fearfulness.After taking a look around town, and finding out through other sources, such as Corries radio, it soon becomes clear that their little town of Wirawee has been one of the first towns to be captured to the forces of an overseas army.After much tough decision making, the group return, to plan their next move, and recuperate in the safety of Hell.